About Us

One afternoon in September 2014, during a walk in the countryside with the kids and the dogs, the discussion turned to the frustrations we’d experienced in poorly organised races and how with our collective experience and a little common sense we could surely do it better. A few weeks later Cadence Events was formed!

Our goal is to deliver enjoyable and challenging events for competitors and spectators alike. The longer term ambition is to also provide coaching and training support to athletes of all levels, from beginners through to experienced competitors.

Amy Chalk

Amy is an elite Endurance Athlete having represented England and Great Britain at 10km, half marathon, marathon and cross-country distances.

amyAmy holds a coaching licence in Running Fitness and works as a Run Activator for England Athletics.

A qualified Fit2Run Advanced instructor and an experienced Personal Trainer, Amy tailors fitness and nutritional programmes to meet individual requirements, catering for beginners through to elite athletes.

In the last few years Amy has participated with some success in a handful of multi-sport events.

Since her early twenties, Amy has been coached by Bruch Tulloh, former European 5000 metres Gold medallist (1962).

Amy’s Running Achievements & Personal Bests

2002:  2nd Florence Marathon
2004:  6th Reims, Half Marathon, France – GB Vest
2004:  9th Team. Ekiden Road Relays, Japan 10km leg – GB Vest
2004:  2nd Bristol Half Marathon
2004 & 2005: 1st Midland Cross Country Champion
2005:  6th English National Cross Country
2005:  1st Silverstone Half Marathon
2005:  4th Toronto Marathon – GB Vest
2005, 2007,  2008 & 2015: 1st Barbados Marathon
2008:  2nd Bonn Marathon, Germany

Cadence Events very own Amy Chalk on the start line alongside Paula Radcliffe and Jo Pavey

Cadence Events very own Amy Chalk on the start line alongside Paula Radcliffe and Jo Pavey!


5km: 16 minutes 23 secs
10km: 34 minutes 11 secs
Half Marathon: 73 minutes 57 secs
Marathon: 2hrs 39 minutes 37 secs

Multi-Sport Highlights

2012: 1st Chilly Duathlon, Castle Combe
2012: 2nd Powerman, Sherbourne



Mark Thompson

A broken ankle in 2011 saw Mark hang up his football boots and on a whim buy a road bike to aid his rehab…the rest is history! Mark is a keen runner, cyclist and triathlete. He’s also a British Triathlon Level 2 Coach.

Describing himself as someone who “loves a challenge” he is a fan of all things hilly, muddy or both.

markIn 2012 he cycled 320 miles from London to Paris in three days in a self-organised trip.

2012 also saw him enter his first local multi-sport event. Building up from duathlons and sprint triathlons, 2014 saw him take part in both Ironman UK 70.3 and this was followed a couple of months later by the notoriously tough Ironman Wales, which he successfully completed again in both 2015 and 2018.